In Marvel.com’s The Watcher Toy Fair 2012 coverage video, the rep for the Lego Marvel construction sets mentioned two villains as “Loki and an alien Ord character.” The Ord were originally created by Joss Whedon for his “Astonishing X-Men” run with John Cassaday, so their use in “The Avengers” would actually make a lot of sense — especially considering their green skin and wrinkled complexion give them a striking resemblance to Skrulls.
UPDATE: Sharp-eared reader Ren.No notified me it’s entirely possible the rep is saying “Alien horde character.” You decide!
Comic Book Movie has posted an interview with “The Avengers” extra David Goebel, who described some of his scenes.
“I cannot get into exact details of the scenes but in general they had 3 elements: Destruction, this is a battle for the world and it was ‘Every man for himself,'” Goebel told Comic Book Movie. “Tipping cars, blowing out storefronts, trucks, and buses was the norm. Terror, the actors and extras as the trailer shows, had the fear of death on their faces. The world was coming to an end. Relief, when the Avengers show up to help save the earth. I was in about 11 different scenes, from being rescued by NYPD as the bad guys destroyed the city, running away while Captain America was thrown out a window, to hovering next to a car while a bad guy confronts a real actor. Most of the scenes had smoke, rubble, fire, and lots of action. In many of the scenes we ran on rocks and debris. I have no idea how the women did it in heels.”
Finally, Marvel.com has posted this sweet new poster for Earth’s Mightiest Movie.
Directed by Joss Whedon and starring everybody. Opens May 4
To express my love for this next clip, I have crafted a finely-tuned haiku.
Celtic music plays,
Best thirty seconds ever.
I must see this film.
Opens June 22
While speaking IGN UK, Ryan Reynolds spoke to the possibility of a “Deadpool” film and confirmed it has no connection to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
“The script, I think, is fantastic,” Reynolds told IGN UK. “It has been developed even further in the last three months or so. The film has to be rated R and it has to be done a certain way, it has to do all these things that I am sure can worrisome for the guys cutting the checks for it. So if it’s going to be done, it needs to be done right. It will actually have no connection to the one that was in ‘Wolverine.'”
STAR TREK 2
A video on MSN Canada features behind-the-scenes shots of the Cumberbatch/Quinto fight from the upcoming sequel.
Opens May 17, 2013
LEGEND OF KORRA
It’s been pretty quiet on the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” sequel front but yesterday, Spinoff Online posted this excellent new TV spot for the upcoming series.
The first critics TV spot has hit the web — even though the movie hasn’t officially hit theaters yet.
Opens March 9
Spinoff Online reports Lucy Punch, who played Deena Pilgrim in FX’s
“Powers” pilot, has left the show. Brian Michael Bendis commented on Facebook that the show was still going strong.
“Though Lucy Punch has moved on, Powers TV is not dead,” Bendis said via Facebook. “If it was I would tell you honest & true. New scripts have been ordered for more episodes & there will be news in May about how we are going forward. The network is behind us all the way. It’s quite nice. It’s going to be a long haul but it’s all about quality. I desperately want the best show we can make.”
THE LONE RANGER
Here’s a first look at Hollywood horse trainer Rex Peterson training horses to fill in as the Lone Ranger’s trusty steed, Silver from the Swanson Peterson Productions YouTube channel.
Opens May 31, 2013
In a Marvel.com interview, Joe Quesada spoke to the upcoming supporting cast of the animated series.
“We added a team of young and somewhat likeminded heroes into the mix, and Spidey is going to find himself having to deal with things he’s never encountered,” Quesada told Marvel.com. “We looked at the characters that would bring the most fun and unique power set into the team dynamic and the life of Peter Parker. In many ways, each of the characters has a trait that Spidey and/or Peter can immediately relate to. Don’t get me wrong, they also have big differences too, and that’s where all the fun starts! … Of the four team members, one has a youthfulness but internal maturity beyond his years; another is conscientious and an overachiever; the third has a tremendous earnestness and sense of responsibility; and the last is brash and boastful.”
While Quesada was coy about revealing the actual identities of the characters, Star News Online confirmed over a month ago Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. team would include White Tiger, Power Man, Iron Fist and Nova.
Premieres April 1 on Disney XD
MOVIE: THE MOVIE
In case you haven’t seen Jimmy Kimmel’s epic Oscar bait trailer he premiered after the Academy Awards, here it is in its full glory. Excellent stuff. Features Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Edward Norton, Emily Blunt, George Clooney and more.